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nominee making inelegant remarks that the obama campaign quickly poupesed on. meantime, some conservatives are calling for more of the tone from governor romney. all of this comes as two new tracking polls had race at virtual dead heat. gallup has president obama leading by one point. rasmussen has governor romney up two. carl cameron begins our coverage tonight. >> reporter: mitt romney for the first time ever opened rundraiser for cameras today. it was in the works for weeks but comes amid new controversy for remarks caught on tape in may at rundraiser. romney spoke with neil neil cavuto. >> this is a message i am carrying day in and day out. this is the decision about the course of america and where we are going to head. we have seen the president's policies play out over the last four years. >> reporter: romney summoned the press for rare evening news conference to explain. >> it's not elegantly stated. i'll put it that way. >> reporter: on the tape from may, he referred to president's support in the polls. democrats say he dissed half the country. >> the 47% with him believe they are
already has his campaign in 100% damage control mode. also, an important new poll shows president obama pulling ahead in yet another important swing state. wolf blitzer's off today. i'm joe johns in a very rainy washington, d.c. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with the fallout er mitt romney's complaint that 47% of americans will vote for the president no matter what he says. those 47% are "dependent on government, believe they are victims" and in romney's words "my job is not to worry about those people." the remarks are from a nearly hour long of a secret recorded video of a romney fundraiser last may. the video obtained by the left leaning magazine mother jones that posted the entire interview. let's bring in chief political analyst gloria borger. fascinating story. so much has happened over the last 24 hours. you had quite an article online today. and i just want to read part of that. romney has a businessman's approach to politics which means he sizes up an audience and figures out what he needs to cut the deal and he does it and expects it to work. >> he's a businessm
on everything from foreign policy to the economy. at one point he calls president obama supporters "people who are dependent upon the government who believe they are victims." listen. >> the president starts off with 48 or 49, a huge number, people who pay no income tax, 47 percent of americans pay no income tax. our message of low taxes does not connect. they will talk about tax cuts to the rip. that is what they sell every four years. my job, then, is not to worry about them, i will never get those people. i have to convince the 5 percent to 10 percent that are independent. >>shepard: everyone who is not required to pay federal income tax is not an obama supporter or does he consider himself a victim. according to the tax policy center of those who do not pay federal income taxes 44 percent are retired and 30 percent get credits because they have children and, or, are among the working poor who do not make enough money to be required to pay taxes. governor mitt romney any responded to the firestorm over the video in a short news conference last night saying that his position was not el guara
defensive statement by president obama than to say, finally, he didn't mention it in two state of the union speeches, climate change is not a hoax. that's a real aggressive statement. that would have made teddy roosevelt proud and jimmy carter. you don't have a political infrastructure on capitol hill and many state legislatures. they are running away from the issue. not time to talk about why, but they are running away from the issue. they're not even criticizing nuclear power. they're cutting deals. not talking about a carbon tax, which corporate knights has written about and in the current issue. those are the three outcries that are necessary. and the never more capable technology and recent breakthroughs on solar and wind power are very impressive and becoming a worldwide industry. and the physical manifestations of our environmental crisis, drought and horrendous storms, certainly are perceived as dangerous by everybody who's affected by them. so we live in a peculiar situation of great opportunity and capability, but not great mobilization with the usual exceptions. i don't usually d
, consumer driven approach. jon: then this response from the obama campaign. they say it's shocking that a candidate for president of the united states would go behind closed doors and declare to a group of wealthy don't nors that half the american people view themselves as victims, entitled to handouts and are unwilling to take personal responsibility for their lives. hard to serve as president for all americans when you have disdainfully written off half the nation. that from campaign manager jim mess send that. how different is this if at all. that president obama sad at private event that americans were clinging to their guns or religion? >> i don't think it is all that different at all at the time the remarks got a lot of attention. people wondered if it would change the trajectory of the campaign as the kind of people that were supporting obama at the time, they're going to hear this, oh, my god they won't like him. as it turned out didn't bother them all that much. he did very well with working class voters, working class whites, people in pennsylvania and ohio he was suppose
. the video shows governor romney telling his donors the 47% of americans who support president obama, quote, are dependent upon government, believe that they are victims, believe the government has a responsibility to care for them and pay no income tax. not everybody is required to pay federal income tax. according to the tax policy center, people who make below $26,000 a year don't pay because of their low income. others get credit because they have children. today governor romney told fox news he has no problem with some people not paying taxes. >> there are a number of retirees, members of the military and so forth who aren't paying taxes and that's as it should be. but i do believe that we should have enough jobs and enough take home pay such that people have the privilege of higher incomes that allow them to be paying taxes. i think people would like to be paying taxes. the good news is if you're doing well enough financially that you can pay a tax. >> shep: he says he was talking about just the process of campaigning when he said this at a fund-raiser back in may. >> shep: today pres
and as a military mom, i love seeing veterans and military families for obama. [applause] i'm a full-time teacher and of course as a woman i want you to vote. [applause] and i have seen first-hand just how barack and joe stand up for the rights and freedoms of women every single day. barack is the son of a single mother who worked hard to him pay the bills and joe has been standing up for women since he was in the senate. piece says his proudest achievement was riding the violence against women act. [applause] so it is no surprise that the president signed his very first piece of legislation that he signed with four women to earn the same pay as men. [applause] our president has appointed more women to cabinet level positions and more women to the federal bench than anyone in history. [applause] that is worth clapping for. and that doesn't count our wonderful supreme court justices, it elena kagan and sonia sotomayor. [applause] and of course as debbie said, the president work so worked so hard for health care reform. now insurance companies will no longer be able to charge us more for coverage t
previously. they have greater faith in the obama administration and push this. >> i know that the log was reported in some detail on habeas litigation involving detainees and over a fair number of decor for various other judges. no willingness to wade into that. the clapper case, a peripheral question, to have standing of procedures, and an interesting case and a big-ticket case. base could infer from the fact the court has not waded into the detainee cases that the supreme court is generally comfortable with the way the d.c. circuit has handled the issues. there is no indication of what they're comfortable with. [applause] >> please stay in your seats. flip-flops [inaudible conversations] >> 5 one to welcome those of you who joined us -- i am roger, director of the cato center for constitutional studies which is post institution today and also welcome those in the c-span audience who may have just joined us for the lecture. the lectures named in honor of kenneth simon, pittsburgh engineer who was devoted to furthering the thought of the american founders. practicing attorneys to the
to schedule. >>> president obama will be in new york today partying it up with music heavyweights jay-z and beyonce. the three are throwing a fund-raiser at jay-z's 4040 club. the president will be in our area on friday, holding a rally at the fitz center. tickets are first come first served. you can head to news 4's facebook page to find out where to get tickets. paul ryan also in virginia the next two days, trying to swing the commonwealth for republicans. he's scheduled to speak at newport university in newport news tonight. tomorrow he'll speak at a manufacturing company in danvil danville. ryan was in virginia last week. he visited harrisonburg and roanoke on friday. >>> romney is in damage control mode today after controversial comments. the video was taken at a private fund-raiser in may and first obtained by liberal magazine "mother jones" and then nbc news. >> for the past three years all everybody's been told is don't worry, we'll take care of you. how are you going to do it six months before the election to convince people to take care of themselves? >> 47% of the people wh
of defense under president george w. bush, as was president barack obama. doctor gates has served eight presidents and a number of leadership roles including director of central intelligence agency and deputy, national security advisor. doctor gates was sworn in as the 22nd secretary of defense. before beaming secretary of defense, dr. gates was the president of texas a&m university, the nation's seventh largest university. prior to assuming the texas a&m presidency, bob served as dean of the george bush school from 99-2001. dr. gates has been awarded the national security medal, the president citizens medal and has twice received the national intelligence distinguished service medal and is three times received cia's highest award, the distinguished intelligence medal. on his last day in office, president obama awarded dr. gates the presidential medal of freedom, america's highest civilian honor. suffice it to say bob is the most honorable and effective public servants i have known, secretary gates, we are deeply indebted to you for being here and i'm told that you're about to appear on
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